Two Super Eagles players have been tested for drugs after their victory over Cameroon in their knockout stage match at the ongoing Cup of Nations, on Friday.
The Super Eagles duo of Kenneth Omeruo and Chidozie Awaziem, were selected by officials of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), after the game against Cameroon on Saturday for a random dope test, Vanguard reports.
Both players did not return to their hotel in Alexandria with their team-mates.
Omeruo and Awaziem were picked randomly, as is the usual practice after such matches.
They later returned to their Helnan Palestine base along with Nigeria’s medical team.
The two defenders played all 90minutes, as the Eagles dumped out defending champions Cameroon, to book a place in the quarter-final where they take on South Africa.
The three-time African champions fought back from a goal deficit at half-time to edge the Indomitable, with two goals within three minutes of play in the second-half.
Odion Ighalo’s double and a match-winning goal from Alex Iwobi helped Nigeria to win the five-goal thriller in Alexandria.
The match saw the Eagles sending the Indomitable Lions of Cameroon out of the competition for the 2nd time as defending champions.